About Ralph:

J. D., Stanford University
B. A., magna cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis

Ralph Jacobson received his law degree from Stanford University in 1969. His concentration has been in personal injury for over 30 years. He has written numerous articles for the CEB Civil Litigation Reporter, a leading professional journal for attorneys. One such article was cited by the California Supreme Court in an opinion.

Ralph has served as a consultant to Bancroft Whitney, a leading legal text publisher, for its California Civil Practice Series. He has lectured to various groups of attorneys in California on numerous topics related to personal injury law and court procedures.

He is a co-author of a leading text, California Government Tort Liability Practice, published by the California Continuing Education of the Bar. He is a member of both the Alameda County Bar Association and Contra Costa County Bar Association. Ralph is now of counsel to the firm.



Bar Admissions:

  • State of California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Published Works:

  • Co-author, Government Tort Liability Practice, California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Uninsured Motorists Cases: Notice of Action, CEB Civil Litigation Reporter
  • Uninsured Motorist, Notice of Action – an Update, CEB Civil Litigation Reporter
  • Statute of Limitations Issues in Underinsured Motorist Cases, CEB Civil Litigation Reporter
  • Litigation in the Fast Lane (Contributing Author), CEB

Classes/Seminars Taught (Partial List):

  • Joint and Several Liability After Prop. 51, Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers, 1991
  • California Government Tort Liability, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Alameda Voluntary Legal Services Program
  • Settlement Commissioner, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

Reviews From Our Clients

Through every stage, GJEL thoroughly communicated what was happening and what was to be expected. GJEL were very professional, always available and certainly effective in getting results. Considering the size of the case and all that was involved, I was very pleased with the outcome. If someone needs a team that is experienced, trustworthy, and gets results, they need not look any further than GJEL!

Reviewing: Ralph L. Jacobson
Rating: 5 / 5